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of Cerebos Works, Greatham, Stockton-on-Tees
1884 Cerebos Salt was introduced to the UK market.
1894 Cerebos Ltd (UK) was registered.
1907 Saxa Salt was launched.
1966 Agreement with Staveley Industries Ltd to merge their manufacturing and bulk vacuum salt interests which was incorporated in new private company British Salt Ltd, one-quarter owned by Cerebos. A new salt works would be constructed in the Sandbach-Middlewich area.
1968 Acquired by Ranks Hovis McDougall in an agreed take-over.. As well as being involved in agricultural products and raw materials, Cerebos owned brands such as Cerebos and Saxa salt, Bisto gravy, Paxo stuffing, Brands soups and pastes, Scott's porridge oats, Crampton gravy browning, Hugon (Atora) shredded suets, Sharwood's Indian, Chinese and SE Asian sauces, and Stamina pet foods.
2008 Saxa was the UK's favourite brand of salt.